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Early Opening for Utah Olympic Park

11/15/2013

PARK CITY, UT (Nov. 14) - It was opening day of the Olympic season this week as the Utah Olympic Park opened to ski jumpers Tuesday, Nov. 12 - the first day any jump in the world was online for training. Top U.S. men's and women's ski jumpers plus the U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team were on hand. The Utah Olympic Park crews invested 91 hours in...

Shiffrin and Ligety Poised for Levi Slalom

11/13/2013

LEVI, Finland (Nov. 13) – This weekend the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup tour travels to Levi for the second World Cup race of the season, the precursor to back-to-back speed weeks in Beaver Creek, CO. Top U.S. athletes Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) and Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) will compete alongside a strong list of starters in the slalom...

Athlete Spotlight: Emily Cook

11/13/2013

Six-time U.S. champion and ex-gymnast Emily Cook grew up in suburban Boston and never let go of a dream to compete in the Olympics. Sidelined by injury after making the 2002 Olympic Team, Cook missed two World Cup seasons while rehabilitating her badly injured feet. She returned in the summer of 2004, competed in the winter of 2005 on the World...

2014 Alpine Team Named at Copper Mountain

11/08/2013

COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (Nov. 8) – A crowd of thousands was on hand Friday as the 2014 U.S. Alpine Ski Team was introduced during Nature Valley First Tracks at Copper Mountain, home of the U.S Ski Team Speed Center. Olympic gold medalists Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO), Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) and World Champion Mikaela...

Ligety USOC’s October Athlete of the Month

11/06/2013

COLORADO SPRINGS (Nov. 7) – 2013 U.S. Olympic Committee Athlete of the Year Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) opened the 2014 calendar exactly how he did last season – by winning the USOC Athlete of the Month award for October thanks to his victory at the FIS Alpine World Cup giant slalom opener in Soelden, Austria. Ligety opened the World Cup season...

Toby Dawson Headlines Hall of Fame

11/06/2013

ISHPEMING, MI (Nov. 4) – Six athletes and sport builders have been elected to the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame for their contributions to the sport. Honorees include big mountain skier Scot Schmidt, freestyle pioneer and world champion John Clendenin, 2006 Olympic moguls bronze medalist Toby Dawson, freestyle aerials champion Kris...

Best Ever Snow Coverage at Speed Center

11/01/2013

COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (Nov. 1) – The U.S. Ski Team Speed Center at Copper Mountain officially opened Friday with the most snow coverage since opening the elite training facility in 2011. The exclusive alpine center features the only full-length downhill training available anywhere in the world at this time of year, providing U.S. skiers with an...

Universal Premieres Countdown to Sochi

10/30/2013

LOS ANGELES (Oct. 30) – The U.S. Ski Team's partner Universal Sports Network will debut Countdown to Sochi, a weekly show capturing the most compelling stories leading up to the 2014 Sochi Games tonight at 8 PM ET – just 100 days from the start of the opening ceremony. The 15-week show will air every Wednesday at 8 PM ET until February...

Nordic Combined Team Named

10/30/2013

PARK CITY, UT (Oct. 30) – A strong group of veterans highlights the 2014 U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team, named on the cusp of the 2013-14 FIS World Cup season. World Champions and Olympic medalists Billy Demong (Vermontville, NY) and Todd Lodwick (Steamboat Springs, CO) highlight the team. They are joined on the A team by the rapidly rising...

Women's Ski Jumping Team Named

10/29/2013

PARK CITY, UT (Oct. 29) – A strong group of veteran women jumpers highlight the U.S. Ski Jumping Team named during the 100 Days Out to Sochi celebration. World Champions Sarah Hendrickson and Lindsey Van (both Park City, UT) are joined by Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) on the team that opens World Cup competition Dec. 6-8 on the Olympic jump in...

Bill Johnson Story on ESPN E:60

10/28/2013

PARK CITY, UT (Oct. 28) - American Bill Johnson’s stunning Olympic downhill gold in 1984 is iconic in ski racing, having left an indelible mark in the annals of U.S. Ski Team history. ESPN’s award-winning news magazine program E:60 will look inside his story of triumph and tragedy in an episode airing Tuesday, Oct. 29, at 7:00 p.m. EDT on...
Ligety Wins Soelden GS

10/27/2013

SOELDEN, Austria (Oct. 27) - Four-time Audi FIS Alpine World Cup giant slalom champion Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) pulled out an historic win at the Soelden World Cup GS, becoming the first man in history to win three World Cup GS races in a row at Soelden. Ligety beat out Frenchman Alexis Pinturault by 0.79 seconds to nab his 18th victory and...

Shiffrin Sixth in Soelden GS

10/26/2013

SOELDEN, Austria (Oct. 26) - Slalom World Champion Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) skied into sixth place in the Soelden giant slalom to kick off the 2014 Audi FIS Alpine World Cup Season. Shiffrin led the U.S. women in the season opener and snagged her career-best World Cup giant slalom result. Switzerland’s Lara Gut sealed her first World...

Soelden Opener Live on Universal Sports

10/24/2013

SOELDEN, Austria (Oct. 24) – Opening weekend action from the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup comes to America live on television for the first time ever this weekend on the U.S. Ski Team’s partner Universal Sports Network. Universal Sports will kickoff the season with an expanded cable and satellite distribution network and a full schedule of World...

Ligety Honored as Olympic SportsMan of the Year

10/24/2013

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (Oct. 24) – The U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) has named Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) 2012-13 Olympic SportsMan of the Year, its highest annual individual athlete honor. The 2006 Olympic gold medalist produced a historic season that resulted in a three gold medals at the 2013 FIS Alpine World Ski Championship and six Audi FIS...

Ligety Leads Nine Soelden Starters

10/23/2013

SOELDEN, Austria (Oct. 23) – Ted Ligety (Park City, UT), who has won the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup opening race the last two seasons, highlights a group of nine U.S. athletes expected to start the 20th running of the Soelden giant slalom Oct. 26-27. Joining Ligety, who won by a staggering 2.75 second margin in 2012, are Olympic gold medalists...

Fantasy Ski Racer Starts with Soelden

10/22/2013

SOELDEN, Austria (Oct. 22) - When the U.S. Ski Team fires up the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup tour Oct. 26-27 high on the Rettenbach Glacier in Soelden, the back-to-back giant slalom races also signify the start of the FantasySkiRacer.com (FSR) season. Whether your heart is behind three-...

Strong U.S. Cross Country Ski Team Named

10/21/2013

PARK CITY, UT (Oct. 21) – World Champions Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) and Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) highlight a team of 11 athletes named to the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team for the 2013-14 season. The team was announced at the conclusion of a final two-week training camp at the USSA Center of Excellence in Park City and the newly-repaved roller...

The Swon Brothers to Play First Tracks

10/16/2013

COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (Oct. 16) - Copper Mountain kicks off the U.S. Ski Team’s road to Sochi at the ‘Believe in U.S. Pep Rally’ on Friday, Nov. 8. The full team of Olympic hopefuls, including Ted Ligety (Park City, UT), Bode Miller (Franconia, NH), Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) and Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO), will be introduced during the...

Athlete Spotlight: Taylor Fletcher

10/14/2013

If 2013 is any indication of Taylor Fletcher’s skill and potential, the nordic combined world needs to be on notice. The Steamboat Springs native earned his first World Cup podium and then went on to earn his first team World Ski Championships medal with a bronze at Val di Fiemme, Italy. In addition, Fletcher started the 2012-13...

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